Sunday, June 28, 2009

June Giveaways Part 4

The 2009 Summer Breeze Contest and Scvenger Hunt is underway. Lots of prizes. Click HERE for details.

Make sure you check out the Shooting Star's Mag blog. The YA Book Carnival is still underway there plus there are additional contests running. Enter by July 6th to win a copy of "My Name is Will" by Jess WInfield by clicking HERE.If your nterested in David Garrett's album "Smooth Criminal" then find the details HERE to enter by July 6th. Click HERE by July 10th for a chance to win The King's Rose by Alisa M Libby. There's also a chance to win The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan, Just click HERE by July 30th.

Remember to stop by Bitten By Books. The contests for Rachel Vincent and Faith Hunter are both still running and you definitely want a chance at both the contest prizes. Rachel's contest ends July 6th and Faith's contest ends June 29th.

Visit Readaholic's blog for a chance to win "Knight of Desire" by Margaret Mallory. This is just one of the stops on Margaret's Book Tour for Knight of Desire. Contest ends July 10th. But Readaholic has so many other giveaways going on also. Just look:
$20 Per Gallon by Christopher ends 7/5
A Hint of Wicked by Jennifer Haymore ends 7/4
God Will Do The Rest by Catherine Galasso-Vigorito ends 7/10
How Successful People Think ends 7/1
How to Score by Robin Wells ends 7/4
I Hate People ends 6/29
Julie and Julia by Julie Powell ends 7/2
My Forbidden Desire by Carolyn Jewel ends 7/10
My Name is Will by Jess Winfield ends 7/9
Off Season by Anne Rivers Siddons ends 7/9
Swimsuit Audio ends 7/6
The Bourne Deception Audio ends 7/7
The Education of the American Dreamer ends 7/1
The Imposter's Daughter by Laurie Sandell ends 7/2
The Richest Man In Town ends 6/30
The Vixen Diaries by Karrine Steffans ends 7/3
The Vixen Manual by Karrine Steffans ends 7/3
The Woman Who Named God by Charlotte Gordon ends 7/6
When The Time Comes by Paula Span ends 6/27
Year of the Cock by Alan Wieder ends 7/6

Stop by the Bloody Bad Book Blog for a chance to win a copy of Carolyn Jewel's "My Forbidden Desire". This is just one of the many stops on Carolyn's My Forbidden Desire Blog Tour. Contest ends July 16th. And you can also enter for a chance to win "One Scream Away" by Kate Brady by clicking HERE. Ends July 10th/

Speaking of Carolyn Jewel's My Forbidden Desire Blog Tour. Here are some of the other websites she will be touring at today June 28th and tomorrow June 29th...

Stop by The Eclectic Reader's blog for a chance to win Nalini Singh's "Branded By Fire". This is the 6th book in the awesome Psy-Changeling series and a must read. Ends July 3rd.

Head on over to the Deadline Dames blog for a chance to win :Mark of the Demon" by Diana Rowland. Ends June 28th midnight.

Want another chance at winning "Mark of the Demon" by Diana Rowland? Visit Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings before Thursday July 2nd.

Check out Joel A. Sutherland's blog HERE. There's a contest underway to earn points and be entered to win a bunch of different prizes. Everything from a one-of-a-kind autographed sheet of everyone nominated for a Stoker Award to DVD's to mystery surprises. Ends August 31st.

Check out Donna Grant's site, she is giving away 10 print books by today’s hottest authors. In order to win, all you have to do is sign up under her Google Friend Connect & if you referr someone and they mention it in the comments section, you’ll be entered a second time!

Are you a fan of Ilona Andrews? I am! If you are too, then you definitely want to know about the giveaway she's having AND while your at her site you can read her free ebooks.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Book Junkie's Hot Summer Nights Contest!

Stolen off my wonderful friend Book Junkie's Blog....
I knew when I first started this blog I really wanted to have a big blowout giveaway! I have had such a wonderful response that I wanted to say a huge thanks to all my followers and those who like to read my blog.

I am going to be running this contest ALL MONTH LONG! That is right actually 4 weeks of awesome prizes, the 4th week being the Grand Prize! First of all I wanted to thank all the incredible authors who donated swag and goodies not to mention some signed books for this contest. I was beside myself on how responsive and generous they all were, it was such a wonderful surprise. I have to admit I didn't think I would be that successful, boy was I surprised!!! And some lucky winners will reap the rewards!

This is how it is going to go:

4 weeks, 5 winners total!!! I am starting July’s first week Giveaway TODAY! I know a lot of people go away for the holiday and I wanted everyone who was interested to have a chance to enter!!!

Each week you will be asked a trivia question about some of the authors in that week’s giveaway, all you have to do is leave your answer in the comment section (correct answer 1pt). PLEASE leave one comment HERE!

**For extra entry points**

Follow my Blog (2pt)
Blog about the contest (2pts) **MUST leave me your blog link in post**

Week One: Winner picked July 5th
Question for Contest: What are the names of the romantic leads in Karen Kelly's Close Encounters of the Sexy Kind?

PRIZES-----> Cat Johnson’s Signed Copy of Opposites Attract, Cynthia Eden’s Signed copy of her newest release Midnight’s Master, Karen Kelly’s signed copy of Close Encounter’s of the Sexy Kind & Nancy Warren’s signed copy of Under the Influence. PLUS lots of goodies from EVERY Author who contributed in my July Hot Summer Nights Giveaway!!

Winners will be chosen using on the Sunday of each week. Good luck to all!!!


June Isn't Slowing Down with the Giveaways...

For those of you who like myself cannot see the image above, its a supposed to be the Slideshow for Jenna Maclaine's Sinful Summer Spread-the-Word contest. Here are the details...
To join the contest simply post the slideshow below anywhere on the web! Use your website, blog, or social networking site such as MySpace or Facebook.
Grab the code at the end of the slideshow by clicking "share" and copying the link where it says "Grab the embed HTML". Then post it!(A few people had a hard time copying the imbed code. If you have any trouble getting the code, please e-mail Jenna and she will happily send it to you.)
When you've done that, e-mail me the link (URL) to where you posted the slideshow and you're entered into the contest.
Weekly Winners:
Two (2) winners will be randomly selected each week in July to receive a signed copy or EITHER Wages of Sin or Grave Sins. If you're selected, I will contact you to ask your preference and get your mailing address. Winners will be notified on July 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th and will be chosen from all entries received by midnight the previous day.
Grand Prize Winner:
One (1) grand prize winner will receive signed copies of The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance, Wages of Sin, Grave Sins, Strange Brew, and Huntress. The grand prize winner will be randomly selected by all entries received before midnight on July 30th and will be contacted on July 31st.

Today June 25th is the last day to enter so make sure visit Stumbling Over Chaos for a chance to win "The Highwayman" by Michele Hauf.

Over at She Loves Hot Reads there are two promos for Giveaways, first there is Cocktails for Three by Madeleine Wickham as well as Strange Brew by Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris, Karen Chance, Pat Elrod, Caitlin Kittredge, Faith Hunter, and Jenna Maclaine. Hope on over, all you have to do is fill out your personal info. Click HERE to enter both!

The great people over at St. Martin's Press are giving away not one but 3 Dark-Hunter/ Sherrilyn Kenyon libraries. Click HERE for a chance to win.

Donna at Bites blog is having two contests. In the first contest, enter to win one of two ARC’s of “The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane” by Katherine Howe. Ends June 28th. In the second giveaway she is having a contest for an ARC of “Tricks” by Ellen Hopkins. Ends July 5th.

Win a copy of Braced 2 Bite by Serena Robar from Everything To Do With Books blog. Ends June 30th.

Visit Carrie’s YA Bookshelf blog for a chance to win Eyes Like Stars, Breathe My Name, and Emily the Strange: The Lost Days. Three great books; one lucky winner. Ends June 30th.

Over at All The World’s A Stage blog, there’s a Kicking Off Summer Giveaway going on. Nine YA books are up for grabs including Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr and Immortal Love Stories With a Bite which is an anthology featuring P.C. Cast. The books are being given away in groups and you have to do tasks to be entered in the contests. Ends July 5th.

Fantastic Book Reviews is having some great contests this month. If your interested in winning a copy of Wings by Aprilynne Pike, then check out the details HERE. Ends June 30th. Or enter to win a prize pack and the book Twenty Boy Summer HERE. Ends July 1st. Then be sure to stop by to sign up for her 5 Star Review contest HERE. Ends July 6th. And don't forget to visit HERE to win Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog. Ends July 6th.

Be sure to visit Wendy's Minding Spot as she always has lots of contests runing. Hurry and enter HERE by June 27th to win "Secrets to Happiness" by Sarah Dunn. Click HERE for a chance to win "The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns" by Elizabeth Leiknes. Ends July 5th. Try your luck for a chance to win "How to Score" by Robin Wells by clicking HERE before July 7th. Right now you can win a copy of "The Vixen Manuel" by Karrine Steffans by clicking HERE before July 9th. For a chance to win "Swimsuit" by James Patterson, just click HERE. Ends July 13th.

If you know any quotes about books that have been made in movies, visit The Shady Glade blog and enter your quote for a chance to win. There's a huge list of books up that you can pick from so be sure to enter by July 8th.

Visit Lisa Marie Wilkinson's website HERE for a chance to win one of two prizes. You can chose either a tote with the "Fire AT Midnight" cover on it plus a signed copy of the book. Or opt to win the tote with a bookstore gift card instead. Ends August 1st.

Don't forget to visit Rath & Ruins, Melissa Marr's forum where you can win some great prizes. Right now you can win one of 6 ARC's of "My Soul to Take" by Rachel Vincent and 3 un-signed copies of LJ Smith's omnibus containing The Awakening and The Struggle". Click HERE for details.

Are you on Twitter? Then don't forget to enter to win a DARKNESS CALLS themed prize from Marjorie M Liu (once a day from June 15-30) by tweeting #darknesscalls .

Hurry over to Journey of Books and read the new interview there with the fab Rachel Vincent. There are spoilers so beware but you should leave a comment because There's a signed copy of "Prey" to be had. And if the comments get up to 50 or more, there will be an additional giveaway for a full set of Rachel Vincent's books! So tell your friends!

(My thanks to Book Junkie who alerted me to some of these contests. To those unfamilar with Book Junkie's simply must visit her. She has the best reviews, some awesome contests, brings a ray of sunshine into your day with her words and is a dear friend of mine.)


Monday, June 22, 2009

June Contests Part 3....

So many wonderful contests and blogs to explore...

Visit Amberkatze's Book Blog and read her interview with Sunny. Comment for a chance to win "Mona Lisa Darkening". There will be 2 books given away. This contest ends June 28th.

My good friend J Kaye over at J. Kaye's Book Blog is having a HUGE bunch of contests! Look at all these titles...
WHEN WILL THERE BE GOOD NEWS? by Kate Atkinson (New Audio Book)
LOSING MUM AND PUP by Christopher Buckley (New Audio Book)
RIGHT ON THE MONEY by Pat Robertson (New Audio Book)
THE CEMETERY DANCE by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (New Audio Book)
DUST AND MOONLIGHT by Keta Diablo (E-Book)
TESTIMONY by Anita Shreve (New Audio Book)
THE RICHEST MAN IN TOWN by W. Randall Jones (New Audio Book)
THE VIXEN DIARIES by Karrine Steffans (New Audio Book)
THE CABINET OF CURIOSITIES by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (New Audio Book)
7th HEAVEN by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (New Audio Book)
LAW OF CONNECTION by Michael J. Losier (New Audio Book)
INITIATION by Susan Fine (Review Book)
THE BOURNE DECEPTION by Eric Van Lustbader (New Audio Book)
FIRST FAMILY by David Baldacci (New Audio Book)
***2 Copies*** of THE 8TH CONFESSION by James Patterson (New Audio Books)
A TASTE FOR RED by Lewis Harris (ARC)
A LONG STONE'S THROW autographed by the author, Alphie McCourt (New Audio Book)
RED FIRE by Deidre Knight (ARC)
WINGS by Aprilynne Pike (ARC)
...These contests end June 27th so be sure to visit J. Kaye and sign up right away.

Morbid Romantic has three contests running. If you want to win one of 5 copies of "Made in the U.S.A." by Billie Letts, read the rules and enter HERE. Ends June 28th.
To win one of 5 copies of "Passion Unleashed" by Larissa Ione, all you have to do is swing by her site HERE and answer her question when you comment. Ends July 5th.
And if your interested in snagging one of 5 copies of "Stakes and Stilettos" by Michelle Rowen then visit HERE for a chance to win. Ends July 5th.

Make sure you visit Undercover Book Lover's blog for a chance to win 2 contests. Click HERE by June 29th for a chance to win 1 of 5 copies of "My Forbidden Desire" by Carolyn Jewel. Then get in on winning 1 of 5 copies of "Seduce the Darkness" by Gena Showalter HERE which ends on June 30th.

Stop by Ready Set Reviews blog for a chance to win "Strange Angels" by Lili St. Crow. This YA title has been all over the internet with good reviews so don't miss out and enter by July 11th.

Over at Drey's Library blog, Drey is having a Birthday Bash. Stop by to give her your best wishes and sign up for some great contests. Happy Birthday Drey!


Sunday, June 21, 2009

YA Book Carnival

Shooting Star Magazine is having the first ever YA (Young Adult) Book Carnival! If you want to get in on the contests you can follow the fun HERE where you can enter the contests or join in by participating and adding a contest of your own. The YA Book Carnival is from June 21 to June 27th. Good luck and have fun!

Fellow friend Cindy's contest cued me in to the event. Find out what great prizes she's giving away by visiting her blog HERE.


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Delilah Devlin's Summertime Contest

My thanks to Book Junkie for the heads up on this contest.


Friday, June 19, 2009

More Awesome Giveaways This Month

Stop by the Romance Book Wyrm blog for a chance to win a copy of "The Mermaid's Kiss" by Joey W. Hill. And its autographed! Ends June 23rd.

Over at Melissa's Bookshelf Blog you can enter her HUGE Sookie Stackhouse Giveaway! You can win the first SEVEN Sookie Stackhouse books in paperback!! (Dead Until Dark, Living Dead In Dallas, Club Dead, Dead To The World, Definitely Dead, Dead As A Doornail, and All Together Dead). Contest ends July 5th.

Make sure you visit Karin's Book Nook blog. You'll have a chance to win an ARC copy of Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. A YA shapeshifter book that sounds like it will be an awesome read. But hurry to enter, this contest ends June 19th!

Stop by I Heart Monster's blog for a chance to win some great books. The word is, every post with 'Books I Do Not Heart' in them will be giveaway posts for books that this blogger did not enjoy but is giving away for others to read and enjoy. Very awesome and a noble idea. So far you can enter to win Marked and Betrayed by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast. Enter by June 23rd.

The Compulsive Reader is giving away 5 copies of "Suite Scarlett" by Maureen Johnson. Just stop by, comment and your in for a chance to win. Ends July 9th.

Check it out over at Bitten By Books on June 22nd.

Be sure to visit Chicareader for her Beginning of a Series Giveaway. You can win "Urban Shaman" by C E Murphy or "The Queen's Bastard" by C E Murphy. Ends June 20th.

Addicted to Books is having a contest for a bunch of books. I see "Demon Princess", "Prada and Prejudice" and "Revealers" amung the group. Visit and comment for a chance to win. Ends July 27th.

Moira Roger's is having her Last Call Europe contest. You can win gift certificates to AND some of the previous Last Call ebooks. Contest ends July 15th.

Want a few great ebooks? Look no farther then Samhellion. The best part is, all these ebooks are free!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Lots of Contests In June...

June seems to be a big contest month this year. Just look at all the contests happening....

Karen Chance is over at Patricia's Vampire Notes! Hurry and get over there for your chance to win two of her coveted Cassandra Palmer series books. Book 3 "Embrace the Night" and book 4 "Curse the Dawn". These are awesome books so if you haven't read them, nows your chance. Me, I have these two wonderful books already because I wasn't able to wait to read them but these are SIGNED!! I may sign up and if I do get lucky enough to win...I'll give my own books away on here to pass on the fun. Contest ends June 18th.

Roxanne over at Fang-Tastic Books has author Susan Blexrud on her blog for an very interesting debate over the idea of vampires having hearts or not. Now me, yes I know so. Especially after reading Susan's answer to that question. And if you visit and leave your own comment, you'll be in the running to win an PDF ebook copy of Susan's book "Love Fang". No deadline date but you best hurry over.

Over at Bookluver-Carol's Reviews blog, she has Renee Rachel Russel, author of the "Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Fabulous Life" is stopping by. Visit and leave a comment for a chance to win "Nikki's purse" which comes with a tons of goodies and a hardcover copy of "Dork Diaries". Ends July 1st.

Swing by Em's Bookshelf for her Huge Harry Potter contest. To celebrate the paperback release of Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, five lucky winners will receive a paperback prize pack, including: Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows. Comment for a chance to by July 9th.

Sophie of So Many Books, So Little Time blog just celebrated her birthday on the 15th. Happy Belated Birthday Sophie! But the celebrating is still going on with her contest to win two of Grace Dent's "Diary of a Chav" series and an ARC of Maitie Carranza's "War of the Witches". Comment on her blog with which book you would like to win and be entered. Contest runs until June 29th.

Suzanne McLeod is have her Zombie Fest Giveaway in celebration of her upcoming book release of "The Cold Kiss of Death" which will hit bookshelves in 5 weeks. Just comment HERE about your favorite Zombie movie for a chance to win one of 2 "Forest of Hands and Teeth" by Carrie Ryan books, a copy of "the Sweet Scent of Blood" by Suzanne McLeod and a Whack-A-Zombie kit. Contest ends June 17th.

The Journey of Books blog has 5 contests running. YOu can enter her "One Deadly Sin" giveaway HERE until June 25th. Enter to win "The Night Gardener" HERE until June 30th. And the Journey of Books is also one of the stops on "The Host" blog tour. There are 2 contests to enter for "The Host" and many more entries to be gained by following the tour. Check out the tour post HERE and the giveaway post HERE. The Host giveaways end June 30th. There will also be a giveaway with Rachel Vincent on June 25th so stop by for more details.

Over at Literary Escapism they have Shiloh Walker stopping by to talk about her excitement over books and how they come together. Stop by to tell her what author or book your excited about and you'll have a chance to win a backlist by Shiloh Walker. Comment in by June 23rd to be in the running.

If you read this far down into the post..your in for a treat. EOS Books is a couple of weeks away from the release of Vicki Pettersson’s next book, CITY OF SOULS: The Fourth Sign of the Zodiac (On Sale June 30th). And they are so excited about it, that they are offering her entire first book, THE SCENT OF SHADOWS: The First Sign of the Zodiac, online for free. Click HERE to check out the ENTIRE book!


Fourteen Days of Fabulous with Beth Williamson

Beth Williamson has her new novel "The Redemption of Micah" releasing and she's celebrating with 14 days of contests to count down to the release date. Head on over to her blog HERE and leave a comment per day to be entered.


Moira Roger's Sanctuary Lost Release and Contest


J.K. Coi New Release Party at Bitten By Books

Stolen from Bitten by books...

Join us with author J.K. Coi who will be at to talk about her new release Forever Immortal today 6/17.

She’s also giving away some groovy prizes to three lucky winners.
Prize 1: A Sony Cyber-shot 10.1 megapixel digital camera (valued at $249.00), a print copy of Immortal Kiss and a free download of Forever Immortal
Prize 2: A $25.00 gift certificate for, and a free download of Forever Immortal
Prize 3: A free download of Forever Immortal Contest open to readers worldwide.

Check out J.K.’s website here and get your questions ready.

Congrats J.K. Coi!


Monday, June 15, 2009

Sexy Summer Reading Contest


Sweet Restraint Contest


Friday, June 12, 2009

Book Junkie's First Giveaway for a Copy of Relentless

Congrats on this being your first giveaway Book Junkie. And Relentless is a great book too. I have this book already but highly recommend it for fans of Sci-Fi/Fantasy Romance lovers. Here's a blurb about the book...

"Fifteen Families rule the Federated Universes and Abbie Haws has spent her life battling the system. Shes always been too driven to pay much attention to love. But when she meets Roman Lyons, Head of House Lyons, who stands for everything she hates, Abbies attraction catches her off-guard Their world, Ravena, revolves around born leader Roman, who dreads meeting this defiant if stunningrabble-rouser. But sometimes headstrong personalities that collide in public become hot-and-heavy, guilty trysts in private."

Sound good? Then head on over to Book Junkie's Blog and comment for a chance to win. Winner picked June 15th. Good luck!


Stumbling Over Chaos's Contest of BABEL

Stolen from Stumbling Over Chaos's blog...

"In an email exchange with dixygirl yesterday, I coined the term BABLE (Book Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy, obviously riffed from SABLE, Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy), then promptly modified it to BABEL (Book Acquisition Beyond Expected Life)… although I quite like BABBLE (Book Acquisition Beyond Believed Life Expectancy), too. What do you think? (Beyond realizing that I’m obviously not knitting very much, eh, Marina?)

Anyway. Getting back on track, that email exchange gave me the idea for a contest. I have this ginormous stack of books that I’ve accumulated through various means: being at the library’s withdrawn store or the thrift store without an inventory of my library, accidentally buying a duplicate, receiving a duplicate, or intentionally buying a duplicate because I liked the book and hoped to pass it on to someone.

Comment on this post before 7 pm CDT, Thursday, June 18, for your chance to win some of the books pictured below. I’ll randomly select at least three winners (maybe more, depending on whim and response). Most of the books are used. Unsurprisingly, should you win, your books will likely include some amount of cat fur."


Demons Not Included Book Promotion Sweeps

The great people over at St Martin's Press are having a sweeps for Cheyenne McCray's "Demon's Not Included". Just click HERE and sign the entry form to be in the running to win this great book. Contest ends June 26th. Good luck! And special thanks to Book Junkie and her blog where I learned of this great contest.


Ink and Paper Gives Away The Demon's Lexicon

The Demon's Lexicon is the new, hot book appearing everywhere this month all over the internet. And Ink and Paper has an extra copy. Want to win a copy of the book yourself? How about a signed copy? How about some extra goodies to go with that signed copy? Drooling yet? For those interested, here's the blurb from the back of the book...

"Nick and his brother Alan are on the run with their mother, who was once the lover of a powerful magician. When she left him, she stole an important charm - and he will stop at nothing to reclaim it. Now Alan has been marked with the sign of death by the magician's demon, and only Nick can save him. But to do so he must face those he has fled from all his life - the magicians - and kill them. So the hunted becomes the hunter...but in saving his brother, Nick discovers something that will unravel his whole past..."

Sound good? Then head on over to Ink and Paper and comment using 50 words of why you would love to win this book. Contest ends June 15th. Good Luck!


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Diana Rowland Interview and Contest at Bitten By Books Blog

Bitten By Books has an interview up with Diana Rowland and her new novel "The Mark of the Demon". This is the first book by this author and sounds like it's going to be a big hit and kick off to a fab new series. Here's the blurb for the book...

"When Homicide Detective Kara Gillian finds traces of arcane power on a body, she quickly realizes that this is no ordinary murder. The serial killer known as the Symbol Man is a nightmare that Beaulac, Louisiana thought had ended three years ago, but now he's back for an encore and leaving every indication on the flesh of his victims that he is well-versed in demonic lore.

However, Kara is a Summoner of Demons, and may be the only cop on the city's small force who can stop the killer. Able to see and interact with a world most people can't, Kara must draw on her skills as a police officer and master of the arcane to stop the Symbol Man from killing again and possibly summoning something even she can't control.

But with a demonic lord of unearthly beauty and power haunting her dreams, and a handsome yet disapproving FBI agent dogging her waking footsteps, she may be in way over her head.... "

Does that sound like a great blurb or what? Want a chance to win this book? How about a chance to win an Amazon gift card? Either way, if you win, you get the book right? Well head on over to Bitten By Books and comment TODAY June 11th for a chance to win. Good luck!


Contests Galore Over At Night Owl Romance

Just visit the Night Owl Romance this week to win romance novel related goodies from Romance Authors, Night Owl Romance and The To Be Read Pile...via the more chances to win via our contests page. The blog is at:

Wendy Wax - The Accidental Bestseller, A Berkley Trade Paperback Original - chatting about - The rules of writing - Win a Signed book and some other writing/reading related goodies from Wendy Wax - Blog post up on 6/8/2009 - You have till 6/12/2009 to enter.

Judi Fennel will discuss her novel In Over Her Head. This is the first in a series about a Mer and a human woman. It's hilarious and fun tale that mostly takes place under the sea. - Blog Post 6/9/2009 - One lucky poster will get a copy of In Over Her Head. You have till 6/14/2009 to enter.

Mary Eason - What's it like to look into the mind of a killer? - "Ask any author who writes dark, romantic suspense and they'll tell you, it ain't no walk in the park at times." - Mary Eason. - Mary will be giving one lucky person who comments an ebook. You have till 6/14/2009 to enter.

Lynn Reynolds chats about Romance and Reinventing Yourself. Win yourself a NOR Author Goodie package by commenting on this post. You have till 6/16/209 to enter. Lynn Reynolds post will be online 6/12/2009.

Start Commenting Now - The blog is at: And check out our other contests - click here to see them now!

Don't forget to enter the Ravenous Romance Web Hunt. Details HERE and you have until June 30th to get your entries in to win some great books.


Sunday, June 07, 2009

Summer Sizzler Contest with Kimberly Killion

Want to win a bunch of books? Kimberly Killion has pulled together a bunch of books for an awesome giveaway AND a twenty five dollar Barnes and Noble gift card as well. It's so simple to enter, just head over to Kimberly page HERE and sign up. Contest ends September 1st so you have lots of time to enter.


C E Murphy Giveaway "Fantasy Medley"

Would you like to win a copy of "Fantasy Medley"? Just visit C E Murphy's blog and give her a some suggestions. What kind? Here's whats posted about the contest...

"THE CONTEST: Tell me (in no more than 50 words) what Old Races story you would like to see told. It doesn’t have to be something that comes organically from the books; you can just randomly want “a story about the djinn” or something.

THE CAVEAT: I may make off with one or more idea and turn it into a story at some point. :)

THE WARNING: I expect there will be spoilers for the Negotiator trilogy in this thread. If you don’t want to be spoiled, stay out of the comments.

THE WINNER: will be the person whose story idea I like best!

THE DEADLINE: I’ll give you a whole week. The contest will end on June 9th. :)"


Janicu Gives Away a Gail Carriger ARC

Stolen from Janicu's Book Blog...

Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger

I’ve read about 80 pages into this ARC. The setting is Victorian London, but there are supernatural creatures mixed in with High Society. The heroine is amusing me - she smacks a vampire with a parasol, and then screams and fakes a faint (somehow landing on a pillow of course). And the hero is both a Lord and a grouchy werewolf!

It. is. AWESOME. You want this book. You do.

Here’s the blurb:

“Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she is being rudely attacked by a vampire to whom she has not been properly introduced!

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire, and the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible.

Can she figure out what is actually happening to London’s high society?

Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing?

Who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?”

The book comes out in October, but you can read it earlier, because I got an extra copy of the ARC at BEA! All you have to do to win it is please send an email to janicu[AT]gmail[DOT]com. I will send the book outside the US, so anyone can enter. I’ll draw a name next friday (June 12th).


Vampire Genre Giveaway

Want to win a copy of MaryJanice Davidson's "Undead and Unwelcome"? Well Vicky of Vampire Genre is giving away 2 copies!! Just visit the website and comment for a chance to win. Contest is open until June 12th. Good Luck!


Friday, June 05, 2009

Suzanne McLeod's 6.6.6 Book Bonanza Giveaway

Stolen from Suzanne McLeod's Blog...

6 = Only SIX weeks until The Cold Kiss of Death :: book 2 is released! Yay!

6 = It's June! And June is my favourite month :-)

6 = There will be SIX winners in this week's giveaway!

So to continue my celebratory giveaways to help get the word out about The Cold Kiss of Death, here's this week's contest...

London is my favourite capital city*, not only was I born there, but now my books are set in London. I love to wonder round and find real places to set my scenes, like Old Scotland Yard [the home of the Metropolitan Police Magic and Murder Squad] and The Stilt, or Dali Tree in Victoria Embankment Gardens which if you've read The Sweet Scent of Blood, I hope you'll recognise :-).

So here's this week's contest - To win all you have to do is leave me a comment on my blog telling me which city in the world is your favourite :-).

First commentator picked by will win a signed copy of The Cold Kiss of Death [plus a signed copy of The Sweet Scent of Blood, if they haven't read it] and their choice of one of the other five books [by some of my fav authors] listed on my blog. [includes the new release by Sarah Rees Brennan - The Demon's Lexicon]. Commentators 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 will also win one of the other books pictured on my HERE on my blog.

Contest runs until June 11th. Good luck!


Anna Kathryn's June Give Away Basket

Stolen from Anna Kathryn Lanier's blog...

Anna Kathryn's June Give Away Basket

Did I ever tell you I sucked at titles? Thus the catchy and romantic "Anna Kathryn's June Give Away Basket" title. Well, it's not the title that counts, but what's in the package, right? And in this package, you'll get a basketful of summer reading:

WHAT A LADY WANTS by Victoria Alexander
TEMPTING THE PRINCE by Patricia Grasso
SKINNY DIPPING by Connie Brockway
THE SHOE QUEEN by Anna Davis
THE WINTER ROSE by Jennifer Donnelly
NIGHT KEEPERS by Jessica Andersen
GARDEN SPELLS by Sarah Addison Allen
SECRETS Vol. 2, multiple authors
LA VIDA VAMPIRE by Nancy Haddock
A LITTLE BIT WICKED by Victoria Alexander
TALK NERDY TO ME by Vicki Lewis Thompson
A CD copy of my novella SALVATION BRIDE

And what to do to enter the drawing for this basket of twelve (12) books? Visit the websites of the 6 Roses of Houston (links found on the rightside colomn of my blog) and tell me the title of one book each of us has out or soon to be out (six authors, six titles). E-mail me your answers to happyendings2007(AT)aol(DOT)com by midnight June 30th. I'll draw for a winner on or about July 1st. Good luck and happy reading!

Anna Kathryn Lanier
Where Tumbleweeds Hang Their Hats
Heartwarming, Sensual Westerns


Thursday, June 04, 2009

Summer Sampler Contest

Selena Blake is having a Summer Sampler Contest at her site. She has teamed up with 20 other authors to offer us some great prizes. There are signed books, ebooks, T-shirts, etc to be won so make sure you visit and enter to win. Contest ends June 15th. Good Luck!


Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Jeaniene Frost's Birthday Contest #4

Jeaniene Frost, she is the best! A great lady, a fab author and now I'm noticing she is a woman who definitely knows how to throw a birthday party. Yes, it's contest 4 for Jeaniene. This time she's giving away a copy of "The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance". And its not one but 4 copies! You have to email in by Thursday June 4th for this one. Check the details at her LiveJournal page for more info. Good Luck!


Darque Reviews Has Two Giveaway Happenings

Giveaway 1

Sponsored by the great folks at Tor and S.J. Day's personal publicist, Darque Reviews is giving away not one but three whole sets of all three of the first releases in S.J. Day's brand new series Marked. You get "Eve of Darkness", "Eve of Destuction" and "Eve of Chaos". Three sets, the first three releases in each! This is a release day giveaway, so you have the month of June to enter, and the winners will be drawn on June 30, 2009 just in time for the release of Eve of Chaos.

Giveaway 2

Toni Andrews stops by Darque Reviews. Get some insight into the author and her books. Then comment for a chance to win Toni's all new release "Cry Mercy".


Fang-Tastic Books Blog, Judi Fennell and a Giveaway

Have you been over to the Fang-tastic Books blog lately? If not, now is the best time. Roaxanne has Judi Fennell over there discussing Judi's new release "In Over Her Head" which just hit book stands and is sweeping across the web and being devowered by book fans everywhere. Here's a little about the book...

"When Erica Peck, one terrified-of-the-ocean marina owner, finds herself at the bottom of the sea conversing with a Mer man named Reel, she thinks she's died and gone to her own version of Hell. When the Oceanic Council demands she and Reel retrieve a lost cache of diamonds from the resident sea monster in return for their lives, she knows she's died and gone to Hell.
When they escape the monster and end up on a deserted island, she amends her opinion - she's died and gone to Heaven.
But when Reel sacrifices himself to allow her to return to her world, she realizes that, Heaven or Hell, with Reel, she's In Over Her Head."

To get in on the action just visit Fang-tastic Books and comment for a chance to win. Contest runs until next Wednesday so good luck!


Number One Novels Contest with Anna Katherine

I've just discovered the blog Number One Novels. I wish I had known of this blog sooner because they look to have some great interviews and contests happening there. Right now the contest is for the book "Salt and Silver" by Anna Katherine Here's a snippet from Number One Novel's interview with Anna that tells you a little about the book....

"Number One Novels: Congratulations on the publication of your first book! Tell me a little about it—what's your pitch?

Anna Katherine: Allie’s telling you a very simple story: There’s a Door to Hell in her diner’s basement. It spits out demons, and there’s a demon hunter, Ryan, hanging around to kill them. This has been going on for six years, plus or minus a little long-term crush Allie’s been harboring for Ryan. That’s the status quo when the book starts. Except, as she’s telling you this story, everything takes a left turn—her Door’s gone missing. Ryan has to go investigate, and Allie’s damned if she’s going to let him do it alone.
Salt and Silver's a paranormal romance, but it could just as easily fit onto an urban fantasy shelf. New York City—or rather, the surrounding boroughs—are almost characters in and of themselves. The magic, and most of the demons, are based on real-life folklore, folk magic, and magic theory, and there’s a classic “hero’s journey” through nine Hells to try and solve the mystery."

Does that sound like a book you want to read or what? Then visit and comment for your chance to win. Contest ends June 7th. Good Luck!


Serena Robar's All Month Giveaway

From Serena Robar's blog...

"I’m giving it away for free the entire month of June. That’s right. A book a day, every day in honor of my latest book release ‘Giving Up the V‘. All you have to do to is sign up for my newsletter and you are entered to win. Enter once and you are in the running to win a book every day in the month of June.

And that’s not all. I will be popping up on YA review sites and YA author blogs all over the place, giving away free copies of Giving Up The V. Just check out my schedule and see what books are up for grabs and where I am posting next for your next chance to win."


Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Christie Craig's Gotcha!

Normally I post about paranormal books but today I simply have to direct you over to Cristie Craig's fun posts. She's celebrating her release "Gotcha" but I think the author behind the book is as much a gem as the book. I love her posts but thats not all thats cool about visiting the three blogs she's posting at today. Because if you comment to her post today, you could win her book "Gotcha". Contests start and end today so hurry and enter.


Online Release Party and Contest with Author Dakota Cassidy!

Online Release Party and Contest with Author Dakota Cassidy!

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Click HERE to attend the party over at Bitten By Books and maybe win a favor or two. Contest ends June 8th. Good Luck!


Monday, June 01, 2009

30 Days of Demons

30 Days of Demons: Books, Prizes, Demons. Time to get your demon on. Some heroes have a really bad side. Niol’s story is coming…6/30/09. ‘Unforgettable’ - RT Book Reviews. www.cynthiaeden.comThe BookEnter Today!Share Image


Kidnap This Image and Celebrate Red Sage's 15th Anniversary!

Kidnap This Logo!

And You Could Win!

“To celebrate its Fifteenth Anniversary in June, Red Sage is throwing a party! Every party needs presents, and here’s a gift that could win you the July Secrets anthology and Calista Fox’s new novel, Object of Desire!

Here’s how to play the party game.

Anyone can play! All you have to do is “kidnap” this logo and post it on your blog or website. Copy and paste the jpg image of the anniversary gift to your own blog or website to kidnap it. Be sure to include these instructions so people know how to play!

Invite your readers and friends to send an email with the subject line “Ransom Note” to Inside this email, they must include a link back to your kidnapped logo.

Then you and your friend will both be entered into a drawing to win free trade paperbacks! Every time one of your readers sends a ransom note with a link, you will be entered again! Each Ransom Note is worth two entries in the drawing — one for the person who sends the Ransom Note, and one for the linked blog or website. And you both can win!

Want more chances to win? Invite your readers and friends to kidnap this logo, and then you can enter again by sending a Ransom Note linking to your friend’s blog or website!

The more times you enter, the more chances you have to win! But get your entries in by June 30. We’ll be drawing the winners on July 1!

Group blog or website? No problem! Just be sure to sign your post so we know who the winner should be! Good luck, and have fun!”

I kidnapped this logo from Cythia Eden!!


Anna's Book Blog Celebrates Her 2 Yr Anniversary With Giveaways All Month Long!

I've recently discovered Anna's Book Blog and it just so happens that today, June 1st, kicks off her 2 month anniversary of blogging online. Congrats Anna! To celebrate Anna is having a month long Anniversary Bash on her blog. A huge one! I'm talking lots signed books by fabulous authors, totes, t-shirts, book marks, etc being given away. Each week there will be winners as a new batch of contests gets underway. Take my advice and don't miss out. Visit Anna's Book Blog now and enter for a chance to win. You will definitely be thankful you did. Good luck!


Suzanne McLeod's "Getting Furry With Kitty" Giveaway

In 7 weeks "The Cold Kiss of Death" releases. In honor of the occasion Suzanne McLeod is having a contest. What can you win? How about your choice of one of Carrie Vaughn's werewolf books plus a signed copy of either "The Sweet Scent of Blood" or "The Cold Kiss of Death". All you have to do is comment on Suzanne's blog and tell her your favorite werewolf from fiction, TV or film. But visit soon and get in on this great giveaway because the contest ends June 3rd. Good luck!


"A Hint of Wicked" Giveaway!

Emily is giving away a copy of Jennifer Haymore's "A Hint of Wicked" over at her blog Scorched Sheets. Want to know more about the book? Here's what Emily has about it on her blog...

"What happens when a lady desires not one man, but two?" asks the back cover copy.

I suppose the answer depends upon the lady.

Sophie, Duchess of Calton, never dreamed she would find herself in the midst of such a dilemma. Her beloved husband Garrett, lost years ago in battle, has finally been declared dead by the courts and his holdings have been transferred to his heir. The world has moved on, and while Sophie has not buried her love for her deceased husband, she has allowed herself to grow a new love and for his heir and her lifelong friend Tristan.

Life, however, is not meant to be easy for Sophie. Not long after she and Tristan marry, a dead man appears in the middle of the night to wrench Sophie's new husband from her arms. Within moments, her painstakingly-rebuilt household is overrun by chaos - Tristan is banished to a guest room, Sophie is forbidden from leaving the house, and Garrett...well, Garrett is hardly Garrett at all.

Utilizing an interesting mix of Gothic themes and Regency sensibilities, Jennifer Haymore thrusts her characters into a complex, impossible situation. Sophie loves both men with equal intensity, but different hearts; Tristan aches for the woman he has long loved and the friend who will never give her up; and Garrett needs his wife, the only face he remembers and the only voice keeping him from a madness he does not understand.

As they struggle to keep themselves strong, all three characters face sacrifices and make mistakes. Sophie, Garrett and Tristan engage in a series of actions that parallel the underlying threads of warfare woven through the story. Casualties from Waterloo rise to play important roles and new victims fall, and much like the outcome of battles and wars, victories are bittersweet and winning is hardly winning at all.

So...what does happen when a lady desires not one man, but two?"

Interested in winning this book? Did I mention this is an autographed copy? Just visit Scorched Sheets and answer Emily's question for a chance to win. Good luck!